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Poster: Visual16 Date: Feb 5, 2007 12:37am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: FTP, HTTP, downloading but no streaming

FTP (file transfer protocol) used to be a non-novice way to get tons of files from a server without all the pictures, bells and whistles and "click here" etc. It simply is a list of what is available. If you use the Opera browser, you can start a download from there, and stop it after a few minutes to see if you like it. Don't try to play it while it's downloading or you will get errors. I would suggest going for MPEG-1 or (.mpg) instead of the larger MPEG-2(.mpeg) because the quality is better than most live streams. Anyway, you can't do this trick with Internet Explorer. If you stop a download with that, it's history, you can't come back to resume downloading like with Opera. Http is Hypertext transfer protocol, a long name for standard internet transfers (using web pages). So left click on the "FTP" in blue at the bottom of the files list, a list opens up, and then right click>save file as>(pick a place on hard drive)> then OK...Opera opens transfers list to show progress..after a few minutes right click over the file to "stop transfer" then go to the file on the hard drive and watch it using quick time/Nero showtime/and?maybe windows media player. If you like it, you can go back to Opera and resume the transfer to finish the whole film. Good luck!